Banks offers a range of banking products and services, intended for institutional clients. These include transaction services, commercial banking, and investment analysis and research. Financial institutions also provide capital raising and financial advisory services, including divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, debt, and underwriting and distributing equity. Other services are financial restructuring and distributing derivatives securities. In addition, banks offer to their clients leading financial solutions, such as cash management, working capital management, as well as commercial lending. Other services include trade finance, market-linked investments, and currency hedging services.
Banks in the United States cater to the needs of institutional clients in a variety of ways. Wachovia Bank, for example, features the full array of banking products and services. These include benefits and retirement services, banking services, risk management, and domestic correspondent banking among others. Asset management is offered by Wells Fargo Advantage Funds and Wachovia Securities Lending. The latter is a third-party securities lending company which provides a comprehensive and client-focused approach. Wells Fargo Advantage Funds offers thorough investment management for public funds, retirement plans, corporations, foundations, and endowments. Benefits and retirement services are offered to meet the benefit and retirement needs of employees. Among these are executive benefits, retirement plans, employee stock purchase plans, and more. Other services and products include health savings accounts, payroll processing, as well as corporate-sponsored mortgage programs. Domestic correspondent banking involves serving a number of financial institutions is the US. Wachovia maintains relationships with over 800 credit unions, thrifts and commercial banks. It plays a major role in the processing of payments and the global and national clearing of checks. Moreover, it is a member of local, regional, and national clearinghouses.
Another bank that offers products to institutional clients is Citibank. Its Institutional Clients group specializes in a variety of services, including global banking, global transaction services, investment research and analysis, and others. Citi Capital Advisors represents an alternative platform for asset management, offering a variety of innovative products and strategies to valuable ultra-high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors. Citi Private Bank specializes in wealth advice, lending, banking, and investing, offered to successful families and individuals. The Citi Investment Research and Analysis unit delivers high quality geographic, economic, sector-by-sector and other insights to its clients around the world. The unit focuses on fixed income and equity research, as well as market and economic analysis. Global Transaction Services specializes in integrated trade and treasury solutions and fund services, offered to the public sector, financial institutions, and multinational corporations around the world. Finally, the Global Banking Unit offers unique and specially tailored financial solutions to governments, financial institutions, and corporations around the globe. Financial and strategic advisory services are also offered, such as mergers and acquisitions.
FSCM Bank offers financial solutions to external asset managers, financial intermediaries, and institutional investors. The bank features personalized, competent service and joint and custom tailored solutions. With the help of FSCM, institutional clients can leverage profitably and extensively on the international and national financial markets. The Jersey-based Private Bank also offers institutional banking services to corporate service providers, trust companies, banks, asset managers, and other financial institutions. These range from sophisticated treasury products to deposit facilities. The bank offers a comprehensive range of products and services, including loans and guarantees, foreign exchange, custody, treasury, and deposit. Transactional banking and online banking are also offered. The bank aims to maintain long-term relationships with clients by collaborating with them and developing specially tailored and customized solutions, which add value, are flexible enough, and meet the needs of customers.